Study Abroad in Berlin, Germany

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Study Abroad in Berlin: Fees

Session/Term Fee
European Studies Program $17,495

Program Fee Includes:


  • Personalized assistance—from site specialists on the AIFS Admissions Team in the U.S. to help you prepare for your study abroad experience, answer questions about the academic program, provide course syllabi and assist with the student visa process
  • Pre-departure resources—including online course descriptions, an information handbook and an online AIFS account to help you manage your application and pre-departure materials
  • Student networking resources allow you to connect with other students who will be going on your program, as well as AIFS alumni who can provide first-hand information and advice on what to expect


  • Tuition up to 15 semester credits depending on program and course selection
  • Housing in a homestay; additional housing options are available (see Optional Components)
  • Meals Homestay students receive breakfast and dinner daily and a Mensa card to use in subsidized university cafeterias across Berlin
  • Excursions and day trips Day trips to Potsdam, to Quedlinburg or Dresden, a week-long excursion to a destination in Europe such as Warsaw, Krakůw, Vienna, Prague, Brussels or Copenhagen (to be determined just prior to the start of the semester) and one overnight trip in Germany or Poland as well as trips in and around Berlin such as the former Nazi concentration camp Sachsenhausen
  • Cultural and social activities including a city tour, boat trip, German cooking class, visit to Topography of Terror, visits to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Museum Island, walking tours, group dinners, visit to the Reichstag (German Parliament), picnics and social events
  • Museum Pass for the Foundation of State Museums in Berlin
  • On-Site Resident Director to help with any questions or advice you may need while in Berlin
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • AIFS Office provides study and travel resources
  • Comprehensive insurance and assistance package
  • 24-hour emergency telephone service so that you can reach AIFS staff at any time in an urgent situation

Upon Return

  • Official transcript issued by Freie Universitšt Berlin. One official copy will be sent to the studentís home institution on completion of the program
  • Re-entry materials and support upon return to the U.S. to help you make the transition back to life after your study abroad experience
  • Alumni network and career development opportunities on the AIFS Alumni Advocate and AIFS Alumni Ambassador Programs
  • Personal/Professional Development–Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network

Optional Components

Please note fee does not include the non-refundable $95 application fee. Students not selecting the AIFS Flight Package are responsible for arranging their own flights according to the most up-to-date itinerary.

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Optional AIFS Flight Package

For your convenience, AIFS will arrange your round-trip airfare including all fuel surcharges, taxes and fees), meet you at the arrival airport(s) and provide transportation to and from the program site on scheduled arrival and departure dates.

Green Initiative – Providing carbon offsetting for all flights

Estimated fees by departure city

Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and are subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)

Fall or spring semester


  • U.S. to Berlin
  • Berlin to U.S.

Airport Transfers

  • Airport to Campus
  • Campus to Airport

Fees by departure city

Des Moines$2,120
Los Angeles$2,220
New York/ Newark$1,820
San Francisco$2,220
St. Louis$2,120
Washington, DC$2,040

The optional flight package prices listed are subject to change and will be confirmed at time of invoicing. (Program fee is guaranteed.)

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